Let’s prevent Ellen John Sirleaf from disgracing and erasing the homeland!
Varfee S. Sarnor write:
Good morning comrades! Last night I had the time to speak with an insider of the Liberty Party. During my conversation with this individual, I pressed her on the evolving trend in the political landscape of Liberia. Gladly, she opened up and was very frank with me on several issues, including the factional battles in the CPP and how that decaying formation is not fit for purpose.
I pressed her on the intrigues within the CPP and LP, as I know she is a sympathizer of Amara Konneh. My LP friend informed me that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is involved in every dangerous maneuvering in and out of the CPP. Like we have always rightly stated especially in our last piece on Ellen and her plan to determine who becomes president in 2023, Ellen’s preferred ticket is Cummings-Konneh, Konneh-Nyonblee or Cummings-Nyonblee. But she will go to every length to ensure the former happens. Boakai and Urey have been completely isolated, and the CPP will split in the middle.
And Amara Konneh has a pocket in the Unity Party that will cross over to his camp once the split happens very soon. He said many of the folks in the UP who will switch sides are acutely aware of the scheme, and they know how advanced it is. And they have signed up for it. To advance the game plan, Ellen sent Musa Bility to the LP to stimulate the condition for the emergence of Konneh as the political leader of the Party. The role of Bility, according to him, is to execute the agenda of EJS. She is the one spending the money. Recently, EJS bought the pickup trucks for the Liberty Party immediately after the Kangaroo Congress that brought Bility to the Chairmanship of the party. She has even paid for a new party headquarters. The property is located between 17th and 19th Streets’ beach side.
I asked her about Boakai’s game plan. She bluntly said the man has zero. That he is a lime duck and bereft of the capacity to understand the intrigues of Ellen Johnson and her parasitic lackeys. Even now Boakai is doing nothing to show he understands the forces arrayed against him and does not have even little appetite for a fight back in the event where he gets aware of the intrigue against him. So perhaps Urey might help Boakai to fight, as the old man is weak, politically illiterate, and lacking in personal charisma for any fight with Ellen. But how far can Urey go?
My friend even told me Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is still cutting corners with the CDC elements although they have been discredited and the possibility for Weah to win the 2023 election is slim. But she has to keep herself in the good book of the CDC in order to shift pendulum if there were any form of resistance against her ploys in the CPP. Ellen is even determined to push Amara Konneh on the CDC. This time, Weah might agree as she has been using back channels to discredit the regime in the International community. This fear for Ellen’s so-called international contacts and the fear for losing the grips on power and being prosecuted for the wanton looting of the treasury would then force the hand of Weah to make a compromise with her.
As she was narrating – not knowing I am a serious critic of Ellen and have gotten disillusioned with Dillon whom we all supported against the CDC – I asked her for permission to take a cup of coffee. The coffee was necessary as my friend had taken me deep into the deception, duplicity and viciousness that characterize Liberian politics. After I had gotten my throat hot with a sufficient sips of black Nescafe, little sugar but no cream and could keep me up for the entire night to continue my private studies, my friend continued with the discussion. Interestingly, she said Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is prepared to get her way anyhow even if it means burning down everything that hinders her. She went to the vulgar extreme of stating she is led to believe if the old lady were a young girl, she could sleep with any man to achieve her political objectives. I said to myself, “But this is vintage Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.”
I then asked her what needs to be done to avert Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the one hand and Weah and his underlings on the other hand. She was emphatic that the CDC and Ellen forces are scared of any news about a radical configuration especially from the camp of the progressive politicos. Any attempt for the return of progressives like Dr. H. Boima Fahnbulleh, Dusty Wolokollie, Dr. Dugbeh Nyan, Alaric Tokpa, Lousia Massaly, Harry Conway, Joseph Geply, Dr. Tokpa Nah Tipoteh, Dr. Amos Sawyer, Robert Kpadeh, etc. into active politics would give them diarrhea. He said two factors are driving their fear: one, they know only the progressive politicos can put up a radical and progressive challenge to this circus of crooks and mobilize the people behind the agenda for transformation; second, they are scared of the contacts that the progressives have among social movements and progressive governments in the region and on the continent.
She stressed that the emergence of this third force is necessary. But she also highlighted two major hurdles that would place a spanner in this possibility. She said this resurgence of progressive politics is fine but that force must have money to make a decisive impact as Ellen and the rest are prepared to play bloody and dirty to pollute the political process with their ill-gotten wealth and limit the spectrum of political views and the contest to only people that share their politics of deception and crude corruption. Thus limiting the options the people would choose from in the 2023 contest.
The second hurdle she talked about is the disunity among the progressive politicos and how it has wiped out alternative to the decades of neoliberal capitalist exploitation of the working and popular masses in Liberia. She said one of the veteran leaders especially Dr. Fahnbulleh, who contested in the 2017 Presidential Election and did extremely well because he has a huge social base among the youth, students and the progressive wing of the intelligentsia must play a decisive leadership role to unite the progressives and put forward a radical alternative for the people in 2023.
She named the CPP as an example. She said it is a collaboration of the conservative reactionaries which has four parties that have some stark differences but they are doing everything to stick together. They debating and at times even quarrel bitterly. Yet, they are still united and in the final analysis would represent the interest of their class no matter the outcome of such political configuration. She closed by saying if no political formation in Liberia is conscious of the fact that no united front is homogenous but the principles of democratic centralism are used to resolve contradictions within the party, the progressive camp is an exception. She said she is prepared to leave the Liberty Party to join the camp of the progressives were they to step forward to prevent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf from totally erasing Liberia.